Sunday, February 07, 2010

A Desk Area

Hello friends! I've been pretty excited to show you what I've done in my living room as of late. Do you remember how I had this big shelf in the living room?



It was a yard sale find a couple of summers ago and I have decorated it regularly throughout the seasons. But, it didn't seem right on that wall. Too narrow for the wall space. Besides, I was feeling that it wanted to go take up residency in my dining area. I'm never one to deny a piece of furniture what it wants so I moved it. And in its place, I set up a desk area for myself.



I've had this desk for years upon years. Seriously, probably for at least fourteen years. My grandparents refinished it and gave it to me. Since that time, it resided at my sister's home and she used it as a TV stand. After about fourteen years of abuse, it was time for a fresh coat of paint....so I obliged. The table was orginally black, I just freshened it up. I also painted the piece on the side. My dad made it for me and it has taken me two years to find the perfect spot for it in my home. It was originally a maroon shade. I freshened it up too with the same satin black Glidden paint.



This little chalkboard has made it in a few photos on my blog before. It was always a natural wood frame - I just slapped some creamy acrylic paint on it. Finally got some chalk too! I think this heart is my only Valentine's decoration up.



My laptop lives here.



These magazine holders are from Ikea. They were about three of four dollars for all five. I cut some paper and the numbers with my Cricut Expression to jazz them up a bit. My hubby's magazine collection lives in them. The jar is a $2 find from the dollar store.


Here's a better view of the cupboard my dad built me. I put cords to my camera, ipod, extra batteries and such in the top two jars.



The bottom vase is from Ikea as well. In it are some numbered balls I won at Homebody Holly's awhile ago. I'd like for them to be in a glass vase or apothocary jar - but can you believe I don't have one? This is the only picture where you can see the stars cut out of the door of the cupboard. I wish I had got a better photo!


This candleholder was another yardsale find. The original owners had attatched a dowel rod to the top of the candleholder and used it to hold toilet paper. I added one of my favorite candles instead.



And one final shot of the area all put together. I'm still not sure what to put on the wall above the desk, but I don't mind waiting until I find the perfect thing. See the photo frames hanging on the wall? I can't wait to show you what I end up putting in them!


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19 comments:

Stephanie said...

It looks SO GOOD! I love the way the area comes together perfectly - and I am really loving your storage boxes all labeled so nice, definitely stealing that idea! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Della said...

I love the toilet paper holder to candle holder...wonderful change. :)

bec4 said...

Looks great--I love the whole composition.

Between You and Me said...

got your comment on my blog...came to "meet" you! I love your blog...following it now! :)

love your heart!

Nancy said...

I like your little desk area and how neat and tidy everything looks! I have a little nook in my living room where I have a desk with my laptop, too. Great job on everything!

Nancy

Tracey said...

I like what you've done. I really like the boxes under the desk. You have organized well and have given it a "signature" touch. Great Job!!

Lucy Marie said...

It looks so great. What a lovely area for you to have for yourself.

Barb said...

How clever your little corner is looking...hmmmmmm the empty frames, whats to come inquiring minds want to know ;>)?? Have a wonderful week!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This looks great - I love black and white and the magazine file boxes are awesome!

Jessi @ Yankee Belle Home said...

This space looks fabulous! I think the tiny chalkboard frame is my favorite part. Never thought to make such a small one! Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

That is a great looking area and I love the whole black and white look. Can't go wrong with that classic color scheme!

Frugal Home Design said...

Looks great. Nice little spot to blog. I cant believe how clean it is. I definitely need a labtop--NO WIRES

Vanessa said...

You will love sitting at that desk and blogging!! I absolutely love your tiny chalkboard. Can I steal that idea? : ) I'll give you credit for sure! It all looks great!

debra said...

Looks great!! I love what you did with the magazine holders.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

i looooove the black. you really just can't get any more modern, clean and AWESOME than that :)

The Smith Family said...

I LOVE how you decorate! So cute!
Shelley

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Love the entire arrangement! Just perfect!

Holly said...

Mandi, for some reason I haven't been here in a while. Nice to see you again! As soon as I saw the number balls I thought...oh yeah, she won those from me and it took me like 2 or 3 months to mail them!
This whole area looks so cute :)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Love it all especially the magazine holders.

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